THE LATE LIEUTENANT BRUNS.
Lieutenant E. O. A. Bruns was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. A Bruns, and was born at Hartley, near Callington, on September 11, 1890. He entered the Education Department, and passed through the Pupil Teachers' Training College, and afterwards, took a course at the Adelaide University. His first appointment was at Strathalbyn, where he was stationed for 12 months. He was afterwards assistant at the Gawler school for nearly three years.
He resigned from the Education Department about 15 months ago, and entered the Defence Department. He was gazetted lieutenant in the 79th Infantry,and detailed for duty as area officer at Kadina. When war was declared he became anxious to serve his King and country, and on his providing a substitute for his position the Defence Department accepted him and he was drafted into the second expeditionary force.
His father, who has been an invalid for over 20 years, and his mother, and one sister, Miss Teresa Bruns, reside at Murray Bridge. His parents readily gave their consent when he offered his services, and though they, naturally, feel the bereavement, they are proud of the fact that he died fighting for his King and country.
1915 'THE LATE LIEUTENANT BRUNS.', Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), 22 May, p. 44, viewed 29 April, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89147462